Unemployment up for first time in two years

in News · 09-05-2019 10:00:00 · 0 Comments
Unemployment up for first time in two years



The number of people in dole queues rose for the first time in two years during the first quarter of the year.

The overall unemployment rate stood at 6.8 percent which was up 0.1 points on the final quarter of the last year, but remained significantly lower than figures recorded 12 months ago.

Overall, just over 350,000 people are registered with job centres and are actively seeking work or are undergoing additional training.


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